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(Major League Baseball)   Manager: "Hey guys, could you go and use replay to see if this double was actually foul?" Umpires: "Sure... oh, wait... it's really a home run"   (mlb.com) divider line 45
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2013-05-20 08:39:50 AM  
Definitely a home run, but they should seriously paint that black bar yellow.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:58 AM  
I'm just surprised that they didn't rule it a strikeout.
 
2013-05-20 08:44:23 AM  
Saw that game yesterday, they got the call right.  It hit the metal foul pole which is a home run by rule.  They either need to paint the entire thing yellow and consider it in fair territory or put a green board over it to bring the wall level up to where they want it to prevent confusion in the future.
 
2013-05-20 08:52:38 AM  
^^^^^^^ THIS  ^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-05-20 09:03:37 AM  
As mentioned by the commentators, if it had hit off the wall in foul territory, it still would have been a double because fair/foul is not (yet) reviewable except for home run calls.  Which is stupid.
 
2013-05-20 09:09:50 AM  
I'd just like for an umpire to go full rogue and video review every close play in a game.  Of course he'd be suspended or fired, but MLB would have to explain how it was for not blowing a single call in that game.
 
2013-05-20 09:13:34 AM  
Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!
 
2013-05-20 09:16:43 AM  
Sports tab floweth over?
 
2013-05-20 09:17:41 AM  

Scruffinator: Definitely a home run, but they should seriously paint that black bar yellow.


Actually, there's an interesting point brought up by one website that it's painted that way to differentiate from a "yellow line." Yellow lines are, by universal ground rules, in play whereas anything hit above the yellow line is a home run. Maybe what's needed is a different color besides both yellow and black to separate the yellow line on the wall (fair ball, in play) from the yellow foul pole (fair ball, home run).
 
2013-05-20 09:19:51 AM  
Not to worry. A blown call in a baseball game with get averaged out over the 8000 other games in the season. This is why I can't get in to baseball, the outcome of single games are meaningless until the playoffs.
 
2013-05-20 09:20:01 AM  

JPINFV: Maybe what's needed is a different color besides both yellow and black to separate the yellow line on the wall (fair ball, in play) from the yellow foul pole (fair ball, home run).


Green. If you hit it, you're above the yellow line and you're in the money with your home run.
 
2013-05-20 09:21:03 AM  
Why is it that we have great replay technology and sports have the most retarded rules as to when they will use it? No replay unless it is possibly a home run? Who is the asshole that came up with that stipulation?

I especially love the situations where the umpire makes a horrible call, the replay camera shows a player was clearly out or not out (Opposite of the call) and the ruling ultimately has an effect on the outcome of the game, but they stick with it anyways- only for the call to be talked about for years and years. But while it was happening, everyone in the world saw it and knew it was wrong, but they just refused to acknowledge it or the replay was not available to help.
It's like the southern schools refusing to acknowledge science. Brilliant.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:32 AM  
When Showalter came out of the dugout, I thought it was a young Earl Weaver.
 
2013-05-20 09:33:40 AM  

wxboy: As mentioned by the commentators, if it had hit off the wall in foul territory, it still would have been a double because fair/foul is not (yet) reviewable except for home run calls.  Which is stupid.


I'm going to save that post for the next time anybody claims that the rules of cricket are convoluted.

/I know, "laws"
 
2013-05-20 09:38:38 AM  
It's at least refreshing to see a team coach/manager/whatever not start yelling in the face of the referee/umpire/whatever when things don't go his way. I always find that an embarrassing trope in sportsball matches I happen to see. Or maybe that's a thing that doesn't happen in baseball? I haven't seen enough to really know. But yeah, I appreciate how that Orioles manager guy seemed to pretty much keep his cool throughout.
 
2013-05-20 09:41:37 AM  
The infield fly rule is still an issue in Atlanta. Even though the Braves would have still probably lost, that is one of the dumbest calls I have ever seen in 40+ years of watching baseball.
 
2013-05-20 09:49:56 AM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!


Oh thank god! I thought it was just me who was bored to tears.
/baseball sucks
//As does nearly every other game that doesn't involve a watch.
 
2013-05-20 09:57:01 AM  

ajgeek: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!

Oh thank god! I thought it was just me who was bored to tears.
/baseball sucks
//As does nearly every other game that doesn't involve a watch.


I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.
 
2013-05-20 09:58:49 AM  

GameSprocket: Not to worry. A blown call in a baseball game with get averaged out over the 8000 other games in the season. This is why I can't get in to baseball, the outcome of single games are meaningless until the playoffs.


yanno except for all those times a division is decided by one game (or less)
 
2013-05-20 10:20:09 AM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: ajgeek: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!

Oh thank god! I thought it was just me who was bored to tears.
/baseball sucks
//As does nearly every other game that doesn't involve a watch.

I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.


That's what highlight reels are for.  They show all the scoring and highlight plays and save you from watching the other 98% of the BORING game!
 
2013-05-20 10:32:44 AM  

poe_zlaw: Why is it that we have great replay technology and sports have the most retarded rules as to when they will use it? No replay unless it is possibly a home run? Who is the asshole that came up with that stipulation?

I especially love the situations where the umpire makes a horrible call, the replay camera shows a player was clearly out or not out (Opposite of the call) and the ruling ultimately has an effect on the outcome of the game, but they stick with it anyways- only for the call to be talked about for years and years. But while it was happening, everyone in the world saw it and knew it was wrong, but they just refused to acknowledge it or the replay was not available to help.
It's like the southern schools refusing to acknowledge science. Brilliant.


It's an umpire tradition.  Never reverse a call unless the officials crew agrees with reversing.  Having a whole stadium screaming for your head is no reason to reverse a call, since any and all close calls will get stadium level hate even when you are correct.  Having the balls to stick with what you called is the only real quality of an umpire, for you really wouldn't want an umpire to change calls all the time to satisfy the crowd.  Then the home team would always win.  People can get stupid when it comes to sports and they don't like watching their team fail, or worse being told that their guys may not be all that good of a team.

/I've had Tigers' fans get pissed at me for agreeing with a call against a Tiger, the only thing keeping me from getting into a fight was me wearing a Tiger shirt
//I have umpired
///No one has believed me, but I have been upset with having to call a kid out.  I like seeing kids get a good hit or sliding into home for their team.  It wasn't up to me.
 
2013-05-20 10:37:56 AM  

a61sun: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: ajgeek: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!

Oh thank god! I thought it was just me who was bored to tears.
/baseball sucks
//As does nearly every other game that doesn't involve a watch.

I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.

That's what highlight reels are for.  They show all the scoring and highlight plays and save you from watching the other 98% of the BORING game!


Good point. I do like those full speed collisions in the outfield, the acrobatic diving catches, when they pluck the ball off of the top of the outfield wall or throw the ball from left field to home plate for a tag out. If they could do that for 3 hours, I'd watch the whole game.
 
2013-05-20 10:40:11 AM  

99.998er: The infield fly rule is still an issue in Atlanta. Even though the Braves would have still probably lost, that is one of the dumbest calls I have ever seen in 40+ years of watching baseball.


Yeah if I want to get my gf worked up all i gotta do is mention this.  She is a big Braves fan and was at that game.  The video she took of the flying mustard and ketchup is hilarious though, man that field was trashed.
 
2013-05-20 11:08:58 AM  

asynchron: It's at least refreshing to see a team coach/manager/whatever not start yelling in the face of the referee/umpire/whatever when things don't go his way. I always find that an embarrassing trope in sportsball matches I happen to see. Or maybe that's a thing that doesn't happen in baseball?


Managers are known for being polite and respectful of the umpire, and always keeping their emotions under control. Especially Bobby Cox, Earl Weaver, and Lou Piniella.
 .
 
2013-05-20 12:36:03 PM  

lack of warmth: It's an umpire tradition.  Never reverse a call unless the officials crew agrees with reversing.  Having a whole stadium screaming for your head is no reason to reverse a call, since any and all close calls will get stadium level hate even when you are correct.  Having the balls to stick with what you called is the only real quality of an umpire, for you really wouldn't want an umpire to change calls all the time to satisfy the crowd.


i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-20 01:07:20 PM  

Shotgun Justice: I'm just surprised that they didn't rule it a strikeout.


this
 
2013-05-20 01:33:11 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: asynchron: It's at least refreshing to see a team coach/manager/whatever not start yelling in the face of the referee/umpire/whatever when things don't go his way. I always find that an embarrassing trope in sportsball matches I happen to see. Or maybe that's a thing that doesn't happen in baseball?

Managers are known for being polite and respectful of the umpire, and always keeping their emotions under control. Especially Bobby Cox, Earl Weaver, and Lou Piniella.
 .


Your response is structured as if it might be sarcastic, but I really have no idea, knowing absolutely nothing about the fellas mentioned...
 
2013-05-20 01:34:52 PM  

Yes please: I'd just like for an umpire to go full rogue and video review every close play in a game.


Unfortunately, they can't, because baseball has a weird rule that replay only applies on boundary calls (home run vs. ground-rule double, home run vs. in play, etc.) in fair territory.  It's not even in the official MLB rulebook-- Selig avoided a vote by all 30 clubs by inserting it into the ground rules for each individual park.  There's a proposal out there to expand it to foul territory (for fan interference, a ball that bounces fair and ricochets at a wall in foul territory, etc.) and include safe/out calls at bases, but that's not the case so far.

I guess an umpire could go full rogue and call for review of a grounder to second to see if it was a home run, but I suspect his tenure as an umpire wouldn't last the game.
 
2013-05-20 01:35:18 PM  
I'll just leave this here. To satisfy the crowd....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gXjHSbyJuPY
 
2013-05-20 01:35:21 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!


Hey, no one here denigrates your choice of entertainment at the bathhouses. NTTAWWT.
 
2013-05-20 01:40:21 PM  

asynchron: Your response is structured as if it might be sarcastic, but I really have no idea, knowing absolutely nothing about the fellas mentioned...


Lou Pinella being ejected.

Earl Weaver being ejected.  (NSFW language)

Bobby Cox is the all-time leader in being ejected.  He was thrown out of 161 games-- basically a full season's worth.  I would have thrown in Billy Martin, for his invention of the tactic of kicking dirt all over the umpires' black uniforms.
 
2013-05-20 01:42:18 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.


I wouldn't go so far as to say your post sucks, but I have no desire to read that sort of drivel from people who just can't avoid posting in threads they don't find interesting.  Maybe some people like that.
 
2013-05-20 02:01:10 PM  

chimp_ninja: asynchron: Your response is structured as if it might be sarcastic, but I really have no idea, knowing absolutely nothing about the fellas mentioned...

Lou Pinella being ejected.

Earl Weaver being ejected.  (NSFW language)

Bobby Cox is the all-time leader in being ejected.  He was thrown out of 161 games-- basically a full season's worth.  I would have thrown in Billy Martin, for his invention of the tactic of kicking dirt all over the umpires' black uniforms.


lulz......i bet i've watched that earl weaver clip a hundred times...never gets old.
 
2013-05-20 02:03:21 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.


heh.   sounds like someone never made the team!!!!
 
2013-05-20 02:13:27 PM  

chimp_ninja: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.

I wouldn't go so far as to say your post sucks, but I have no desire to read that sort of drivel from people who just can't avoid posting in threads they don't find interesting.  Maybe some people like that.


Not even a +1 for effort? I'm doing it wrong I guess.
 
2013-05-20 02:38:57 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: I'm doing it wrong I guess.


I guess.  If professional baseball players were "simpleton, out of shape bastards stand[ing] around and scratch[ing] themselves for 3 hours.", I'd suggest that you're an idiot for not trying out.  I mean, I'd gladly accept the MLB salary minimum ($490K for 2013) to play an "easy" game.  Maybe you're a billionaire who hates being famous.

Heck, I'm a pretty good CF who runs fast and knows the strategy well.  I can't hit breaking balls, I can't control my instinct to pull away on inside hard stuff, I have gap power at best, and I'm a sucker for shin-high pitches.  I can do OK on the 80 mph batting cages, but anything faster is a blur.  That shouldn't matter, right?  I have excellent self-scratching skills.

I'll be by my phone, MLB GMs.  (But not you, Miami.  I have some integrity.)
 
2013-05-20 02:47:26 PM  

chimp_ninja: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: I'm doing it wrong I guess.

I guess.  If professional baseball players were "simpleton, out of shape bastards stand[ing] around and scratch[ing] themselves for 3 hours.", I'd suggest that you're an idiot for not trying out.  I mean, I'd gladly accept the MLB salary minimum ($490K for 2013) to play an "easy" game.  Maybe you're a billionaire who hates being famous.

Heck, I'm a pretty good CF who runs fast and knows the strategy well.  I can't hit breaking balls, I can't control my instinct to pull away on inside hard stuff, I have gap power at best, and I'm a sucker for shin-high pitches.  I can do OK on the 80 mph batting cages, but anything faster is a blur.  That shouldn't matter, right?  I have excellent self-scratching skills.

I'll be by my phone, MLB GMs.  (But not you, Miami.  I have some integrity.)


Okay, fine. I'll give myself a +1 since you seem to have bitten hard.
 
2013-05-20 04:55:39 PM  

chimp_ninja: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.

I wouldn't go so far as to say your post sucks, but I have no desire to read that sort of drivel from people who just can't avoid posting in threads they don't find interesting.  Maybe some people like that.


I'm actually very interested in talking about sucking, and how well practiced both of your moms are.

/Welcome to fark?
 
2013-05-20 05:37:18 PM  
At 2:10 you can clearly see a scuff mark on the pole where the ball hit.
 
2013-05-20 06:04:56 PM  

GameSprocket: Not to worry. A blown call in a baseball game with get averaged out over the 8000 other games in the season. This is why I can't get in to baseball, the outcome of single games are meaningless until the playoffs.



Bullshiat. The A's won the West on the very last day of the season last year. Every game counts.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:09 PM  

keepitcherry: GameSprocket: Not to worry. A blown call in a baseball game with get averaged out over the 8000 other games in the season. This is why I can't get in to baseball, the outcome of single games are meaningless until the playoffs.


Bullshiat. The A's won the West on the very last day of the season last year. Every game counts.


What pisses me off is that if the A's lose the division by one game, Angel Hernandez is going to think "Serves 'em right. Farkin' Reddick shouldn't have showed me up on that (blown) third strike call. I sure showed them!"

If Baseball had any integrity (not likely in the Bud Selig era), Hernandez would have already been culled from the ranks of Major League umpires.
 
2013-05-20 06:41:40 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: keepitcherry: GameSprocket: Not to worry. A blown call in a baseball game with get averaged out over the 8000 other games in the season. This is why I can't get in to baseball, the outcome of single games are meaningless until the playoffs.


Bullshiat. The A's won the West on the very last day of the season last year. Every game counts.

What pisses me off is that if the A's lose the division by one game, Angel Hernandez is going to think "Serves 'em right. Farkin' Reddick shouldn't have showed me up on that (blown) third strike call. I sure showed them!"

If Baseball had any integrity (not likely in the Bud Selig era), Hernandez would have already been culled from the ranks of Major League umpires.


Right there with ya, man. That smug asshole would love for that to happen too. The guy cares more about his ego than the game or the right call.
 
2013-05-20 09:49:10 PM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: ajgeek: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Congratulations, Baseball! You finally found a way to make the game more boring that it already is!

Oh thank god! I thought it was just me who was bored to tears.
/baseball sucks
//As does nearly every other game that doesn't involve a watch.

I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks, but I have no desire to watch overpaid, simpleton, out of shape bastards stand around and scratch themselves for 3 hours. Maybe some people like that.


Giggity
 
2013-05-20 10:47:54 PM  
Baseball is a truly intellectual sports.

Basketball is for the phonies.

Football is for the fools.

Cricket is for the foreign devils.

/hockey? Go back to Canada...
 
2013-05-21 01:18:41 AM  

99.998er: The infield fly rule is still an issue in Atlanta. Even though the Braves would have still probably lost, that is one of the dumbest calls I have ever seen in 40+ years of watching baseball.


And you obviously still don't know the rule..
 
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